Three pending legal cases against the clerk were dismissed by a district court. Davis spent five days in jail for contempt fro continually refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples . Since Davis was jailed for refusing to marry gay and lesbian couples, the newly elected Governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order to remove her name from the marriage licenses.
Since the order, Davis’ attorney Mat Staver, the founder and chair of the Liberty Counsel, stated that he considered it to be a win of Davis. His statement reads: “Kim Davis has won! We celebrate this victory for her and for every American. County clerks are now able to perform their public service without being forced to compromise their religious liberty. The case is now closed and the door has been shut on the ACLU’s attempt to assess damages against Kim Davis. This victory is not just for Kim Davis. It is a victory for everyone who wants to remain true to their deeply-held religious beliefs regarding marriage while faithfully serving the public.”